Script by Alex Jackson
You can get involved onstage or backstage with Molesey Musical Theatre's next Pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk. Everyone who wants to be involved in whatever role is welcome to come to the regular Wednesday rehearsal at 8pm at Vine Hall, Vine Road, East Molesey, and if you are interested but can't make it please email :- email@example.com Feel free to mention it to a friend and get them to come along as well !
Director & Choreographer - Claire Leonard
Musical Director - Elizabeth Cooper
Jack and the Beanstalk will be staged at the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Walton-on-Thames between Wednesday 15 and Saturday 18 November 2023. There will be a total of 5 performances including 2 on Saturday - midday and 5pm.
The story begins with a widow and her son, Jack, who are poor and need to sell their cow for money. Jack takes the cow into town and is offered magic beans in exchange for it. When his mother sees he’s brought home beans instead of money, she throws the beans out the window and a great beanstalk grows into the clouds.
Jack climbs the stalk in hopes of finding food. He comes across a town among the clouds and is helped by a magic fairy to find a giant’s castle (home to the giant who killed Jack’s father). Jack eventually steals a magic hen and gold coins from the giant. Jack also attempts to steal a harp but the giant wakes up from his slumber and chases after Jack, who runs down the beanstalk, and cuts it with an axe, causing the giant to fall and die.
This serves justice to the giant and also teaches Jack to always behave and listen to his mother.
Of course, all the usual Pantomime add-ons and embellishments are woven within the tale. Such Fun !
Jack Trott Darcey Conway
Silly Simon (M/F) Marie Riordan
Tilly Trott Paul Winder
Jill Crumble (F) Emily Jesshop
King Crumble Paul Cox
Lord Fleshcreep Kevin King
Spinache Iain Cannell
Fairy Evergreen Donna Hunter
Pat the Cow (M/F) Wendy Tyler
Giant Butternut Trump Iain Cowden
RESIDENTS OF UPPER BEANSPROUT
Sarah Strawberry Joan Cannell
Tommy Tomato Andy Bloomfield
Penelope Pepper Valerie Abercrombie
Carly Carrot Andrea Soundy
Betty Blueberry Martine Stannard
Patricia Pear Sarah Young
Olive Onion Claire Papworth
Children from the Aquarius Performing Arts School